Celebration event recognises achievements of young people at new training centre in Brighton
July 9th, 2018
Young people from Brighton have been recognised for achieving vital qualifications and making the first steps towards their career goals at a special celebration event, on June 29. The event also marked the official opening of Skills Training UK’s new training centre at Tower Point in Brighton city centre.
National independent training provider Skills Training UK celebrated the success of their learners aged 16 to 24, who were presented with certificates to acknowledge their progress on Skills Training UK’s Traineeship programme. Learners gained valuable work experience and skills with local and national employers, as well as achieving vocational, English and maths qualifications.
Skills Training UK’s celebration event was attended by the Mayor for Brighton and Hove, Councillor Dee Simson, alongside local businesses and support agencies who have worked with the training provider to develop employment and training opportunities for young people.
Speaking about the event, Mayor for Brighton and Hove, Councillor Dee Simson, said: “Young people need to know they are doing things that will help them in their future and that there is a positive destination to their learning journey. This event really brings this to the fore and it has been a pleasure to be a part of, as well as celebrating the success of young learners and inspiring others in the process.”
Many of the learners arrive at Skills Training UK with low confidence and some have faced challenging circumstances in their personal lives but, with 1-2-1 support, they are able to progress onto an Apprenticeship, further education, or employment.
Amongst the learners was Callum Evans, aged 20 from Brighton, who received an Outstanding Achievement Award after completing his English and maths qualifications and embarking on an NHS work placement with West Sussex NHS Trust.
Speaking at the event, Callum said: “The skills I’ve learnt during my Traineeship have helped me secure a catering job within the NHS at Elm Grove Café. I’m incredibly thankful for the tutors that have helped me build my communication skills along the way and secure my work placement.”
Skills Training UK’s Brighton Centre has moved to its new location at the heart of the city on North Road, from the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. Skills Training UK will continue to build relationships with employers, schools, local authorities and other agencies, including housing and health, to ensure the hardest to reach young people are given a chance to take their first steps towards employment or continued learning.
Graham Clarke, Director of Education and Social Mobility at Skills Training UK, said: “We are very proud to celebrate the positive progress that all of our learners have made since joining our Traineeship programmes and, of course, to officially launch our new training centre in the heart of Brighton. It’s fantastic to see how far the learners have come and how much they have achieved in such a short space of time. We wish everyone the best of luck as they embark on the next steps in their careers.”
The Skills Training UK Brighton Centre is located at 3rd Floor, Tower Point, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YR. For more information about Skills Training UK and their vocational training programmes for 16 to 24 year-olds, visit call the Brighton Centre on 01273 666389